Grand opening for Pee Dee Outfitters taking place Thursday at Richmond Plaza

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The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day prior to publishing. To list your event, email Matt Harrelson at [email protected] or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather.

October 5

RICHMOND COUNTY RESIDENTS are invited to join McLeod Health Cheraw employees in their first breast cancer awareness ribbon group photo session at 11 a.m. Breast cancer survivors and supporters are needed to bring the pink ribbon to life by creating a human formation of the symbol of awareness about the disease.

UNITED PASTORS’ FELLOWSHIP will have noonday prayer, business meeting at 5 p.m. and Bible class at 6 at Victory Deliverance Church of God.

ROHANEN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1959 will meet for lunch at noon at Fatz Café in Rockingham.

October 6

GRAND OPENING FOR PEE DEE OUTFITTERS will take place at 10 a.m. in the Richmond Plaza shopping center in Rockingham.

October 7

SEMI-ANNUAL INDOOR YARD SALE will be from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 7-8 at Hamlet First United Methodist Church in the fellowship hall. Sale includes furniture and many household items.

RICHMOND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1976 will kick off its class reunion weekend with a tailgate party at 5 p.m. in the Richmond Senior High School parking lot before the homecoming football game. Bring your own chairs and coolers.

ROCKINGHAM AMERICAN LEGION POST 147 AND SONS OF AMERICAN LEGION SQUADRON 147 will meet at 7 p.m. at the post home at Ledbetter Lake.

October 8

PANCAKE BREAKFAST sponsored by the East Rockingham United Methodist Church Men’s Club will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. in the church fellowship hall. The charge is $4 for all-you-can-eat. A sweets and craft sale will be held at the same time.

34TH ANNUAL WELLNESS SCREENING DAY will be from 8 to 11 a.m. at FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital. Pre-draws conducted weekdays from 6 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 26-30 and Oct. 3-5. For more information, visit www.firsthealth.org.

RUGGED MANIAC, one of the nation’s largest obstacle race companies, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rockingham Dragway, 2153 U.S. 1 N., Rockingham. Tickets, available online at www.ruggedmaniac.com, are priced $89 until Oct. 5 when the price will be to $100. In addition to advance online registration, participants may also sign up at the event the day of the race for $100. Students and military personnel with valid identification receive a $10 discount. The day-long festival, which is free to attend for spectators, will also feature a variety of entertainment including music, mechanical bulls, adult bounce houses, beer, food and exhibition booths.

ANNUAL FIRE PREVENTION DAY hosted by the Rockingham Fire Department will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the former Winn-Dixie parking lot. There will be free kids activities including an obstacle course, bounce house, slide and sports challenge.

FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT ROBERT WILLIAM TERRY will be from noon to 5 p.m. at Lee Thee AME Zion Church, 428 Lee Thee Church Road, Rockingham. Fish or chicken plates will be available for $5 each. All proceeds will go to the Terry family.

RICHMOND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1976 40TH REUNION will be held at 7 p.m. at Ellerbe Springs Inn. Dress is casual. A DJ and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided and a cash bar available. Cost of admission is $30 per person. Make checks payable to RSHS 1976 Class Reunion and mail to Carla Liles, P.O. Box 1013, Hamlet, NC 28345 or pay at the door. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page or call Teresa Blue Brown at 919-907-1729.

October 9

DESCENDANTS OF STEPHEN TEBE SHEPARD AND EMMA PARRISH LASSITER will have their annual reunion at 1 p.m. at the Rockingham Lions Club on U.S. 220 North. Bring a covered dish.

October 10

ALCOHOL AND DRUG SERVICES are sponsoring a law enforcement appreciation for community safety from 4 to 6 p.m. at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 596 W. Washington St., Rockingham. For more information, call Emily Nicholson at 910-997-7105.

LEAK STREET ALUMNI INC. CHAPTER OF ROCKINGHAM will meet at 6 p.m. in the J.C. and R.P. Watkins conference room. All members are asked to attend. The Nov. 7 raffle will be discussed.

October 11

RICHMOND COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY will meet at 6 p.m. at the Republican headquarters on East Washington Street in downtown Rockingham. The office will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday until Election Day.

October 13

ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA WORKSHOP called “Connecting the Pieces of the Dementia Care Puzzle” will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Cole Auditorium. Registration will open at 9 a.m. The workshop is geared towards family caregivers and professionals who would like to learn more about the various types of dementias and how North Carolina is preparing to meet the demands of caring for those who will need long-term care. The workshop is free and lunch will be provided. Registration is required to attend. Contact Richmond County Aging Services at 910-997-4491 by Oct. 10 to reserve a seat.

RICHMOND COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS AFTER HOURS will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Richmond County Hospice, 1119 U.S. 1 N., Rockingham.

October 14

LEGAL AID OF NORTH CAROLINA will conduct a wills and advance directives clinic in the Bynum room of First United Methodist Church, 410 E. Washington St., Rockingham. Preparation and execution of wills, powers of attorneys, health care powers of attorneys and living wills will be discussed. To attend free of charge, you must be screened and reserve a space by calling 919-542-0475 or 1-866-219-5262 before Oct. 7.

October 15

FIRSTHEALTH FITNESS will offer a CPR class from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and first aid class from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $60 for both classes. Call 910-410-0123 for more information.

October 18

ROCKINGHAM DOWNTOWN CORP. will have its monthly lunch meeting at noon at 123 Caroline St., Rockingham. Bring a lunch or contact Judy Cagle at [email protected] to order a $7 lunch. Call 910-997-8255 for more information.

HAMLET TREE AND BEAUTIFICATION GROUP will host a tree giveaway day from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Monroe Avenue School tree nursery, 400 Monroe Ave., Hamlet. Crabapple, pink dogwood, river birch, forest pansy redbud, apple, lace bark elm and ginkgo trees will be available. Limit two trees per person. Rain date will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 20.

October 20

HAMLET HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1960 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. at the Seaboard Restaurant.

AUTUMN ANTICS SOCIAL hosted by Richmond County Aging Services will be at 1 p.m. at the East Rockingham Senior Center. The event is free to seniors age 55 and older. There will be bingo, games, a cake walk, snacks and a judging event for pumpkin decorating contest. Call 910-997-8332 by Oct. 14 to RSVP.

CONNECTIONS FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM will have a free support group for caregivers and foster parents from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Richmond County Department of Social Services, 125 Caroline St., Rockingham.

RICHMOND COUNTY FARM BUREAU will have their annual meeting at 7 p.m. at Richmond Senior High School. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. No take-outs. Present membership card at the door.

October 25

RICHMOND COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY will meet at 6 p.m. at the Republican headquarters on East Washington Street in downtown Rockingham. The office will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday until Election Day.

October 27

RICHMOND COUNTY AGING SERVICES will be passing out flu shots provided by Richmond County Health Department from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Rockingham Senior Center. For more information, call 910-997-4491. For seniors age 55 and over. Call to reserve a spot. Will need to bring Medicare or insurance card and picture ID.

October 29

MONTHLY BREAKFAST will be served from 7 to 10 a.m. at Hamlet First United Methodist Church. Each $5 plate includes two meats, eggs, grits, biscuit and gravy, orange juice and coffee. Take-outs are available.

October 30

THE PINEHURST FAIR BARN will host author Dr. Douglas Tallamy at the Harness Track in Pinehurst at 2 p.m. Doors will open at 1 p.m. Admission is free. Space is limited so register online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/Tallamy or by calling 910-295-1900. Learn what is needed to make landscapes part of a functioning ecosystem that benefits wildlife and enhances the environment. Presented by the Village of Pinehurst Greenway Wildlife Habitat Committee and Save Our Sandhills. Door prizes, beer, wine, soft drinks, water and complimentary snacks will be available. Books and songbird nest boxes for sale. Includes author meet and greet and book signing.

November 1

RICHMOND COUNTY AGING SERVICES will be passing out flu shots provided by Richmond County Health Department from 9 to 11 a.m. at the East Rockingham Senior Center. For more information, call 910-997-8332. For seniors age 55 and over. Call to reserve a spot. Will need to bring Medicare or insurance card and picture ID.

November 2

RICHMOND COUNTY AGING SERVICES will be passing out flu shots provided by Richmond County Health Department from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Ellerbe Senior Center. For more information, call 910-652-6006. For seniors age 55 and over. Call to reserve a spot. Will need to bring Medicare or insurance card and picture ID.

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